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Invention of Zipper:
Discovery of Insulin:
Act of God:
Dr. Emily Stowe who was Canada's first female doctor, as well as her daughter Dr. Augusta Stowe-Gullen, lead the Ontario campaign for women's sufferage for 40 years.
Nellie McClung (20 Oct. 1873- 1 Sep. 1951) was a feminist, politician, and social activist. McClung was a part of the social and moral reform movements in Western Canada in the early 1900s.
Gideon Sunback created the modern zipper which was accepted in 1913. It took the fashion industry 30 years to start using it in clothing and accessories.
Chinese Immigration Act of 1923 was passed by the Parliament of Canada. This act banning most forms of Chinese Immigration into Canada. Only the chinese were so completely prohibited from immigrating.
Archibald Belaney a.k.a. Grey Owl, was a conservationist who led canadians to believe he was a Canadian-born firtst naitons author. He immigrated to Canada from Britain. He became a strong advocate for the conservation of Canada's natural wilderness.
Frederick Banting and his assistant Charles Best began their experiments in July of 1921.On January 23, 1922, a 14-year old boy who was dying of diabetes was injected with an extract that biochemist James Collip had created. the boy's condition was dramatically improving.
The On to Ottawa Trek was a long journey where thousands of unemployed men scattered in remote areas across Western Canada while they protested the dismal conditions in federal relief camps.
Norman McLeod Rogers served as the member of parliament for Kingston Ont. Rogers also served as a cabinet minister in the government of P.M. William Lyon Mackenzie King. He was elected to the parliament in 1935, and served under King as a Minister of Labour until 1939.
Is a Canadian/ American exploitation film based on the french play Les Avariés about a couple that contracts a venereal disease.
Canada has been a member of NATO since it has been founded it 1949. As a member, Canada has access to high-level intelligence, technical expertise, exercises with other NATO members and is allowed to participate in decision making that affects Euro-Atlantic security and stability.
Tommy Douglas passed the Saskatchewan Hospitalization Act, which allowed most of Saskatchewan's population free medical care.
Is a 1941 propaganda film chronicling the defense of Great-Britain during WW2. The film also received the very first Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject.
The current Canadian Flag was raised on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on 15 Feb. 1965. The introduction of the new flag was a point of contention between the Prime Minister and the leader of the Conservative opposition, who strongly apposed the new flag.
Marshall McLuhan was a noted Canadian scholar, literary critic and communications theorist who published the Gutenberg Galaxy.
Is an adventure/romance film released in 1966. It was shot in the wilderness of British Columbia.
Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson proposed that the UN establish their own peacekeeping force. Pearson was criticized for being disloyal and betraying Britain and France int the Suez Crisis, however by taking a non-aggressive position during the crisis, helped prevent it from turning into a war.
John Diefenbaker was the 13th Prime Minister of Canada. He was the only Progressive Conservative party leader between 1930-1979. He led the party for eleven years and in 1957 he led the party to its first electoral victory in 27 years.
Is a 1952 anti-war film produced in Montreal at the National Film Board of Canada. The film uses a technique known as pixilation.
In 1971 Canada became the first country to adopt a policy of multiculturalism because of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. The policy affirmed the value and dignity of all Canadian citizens regardless of their racial or ethnic origins, their language, or their religious affiliation.
In 1977 Terry Fox found out he had cancer in his right leg. In 1979 Fox trained to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. Fox had to end his marathon due to cancer spreading to his lungs. He had ran a total distance of 5,373 kilometers. Terry Fox ended up raising $24.7 million dollars.
Black Christmas is a Canadian horror film made in 1974. It is considered to be one of the first slasher films.
P.M. Trudeau wanted to eliminate UK's control over Canada's constitution. The Constitution Act of 1982 was made up of seven parts. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms lists fundamental freedoms in which all canadians have the right to do.
Final Offer documents the 1984 contract negotiations between UAW and GM. The film won multiple awards including; Grand Prize and Genie Award for best feature length documentary.
Shortly after the 9/11 attacks on the US, Canada contributed troops in an international campaign fighting terrorism and the removal of Taliban. In 2006 Canada's military presence increased in Afghanistan. To this very day Canadian troops are still in the foreign country.
In 1994 during the Rwanda genocide Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire served as the Force Commander for the United Nations Assistance mission. Dallaire's heroic actions saved the lives of over 32,000 Rwandans.
The 2009 documentary film "Act of God" investigates the metaphysical effects of being struck by lightning.
In 1984 Larry Cain participated in the summer olympics for the Canadian canoeing team. Cain ended up receiving a gold medal in 1500 meter race and a silver medal in the 1000 meter race. He currently teaches physical education at St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School.
Defining Moments. Canadian Heritage. Web. 18 Jun 2013. <http://moments.tigweb.org/timeline/>.
"List of Canadian Films." <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Canadian_films>.
"Nellie McClung." <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_McClung>.
"Norman McLeod Rogers." <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_McLeod_Rogers>.
"John Diefenbaker." <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Diefenbaker>.